Interesting anti-drug film criticizing drug use as an inhibitor of necessary social change. Director: Alan Kishbaugh. Camera: Charles Sutton. Narrator: Chuck Bowman. ( 6 reviews ) Topic: Substance abuse: Drugs
Typical newsreel from the silent era, featuring Jack Dempsey, a balloon race, women dancing in chilly breezes, a juggler, and opium being confiscated and burned in Shanghai. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Newsreels, China, Substance abuse: Drugs
byUniversity of California, Los Angeles, Extension Media Center
"Demonstrates the quality of life as its impact is felt by a young family trying to reorient themselves in a society of conflicting standards and values. Shows how the terms hippie, square, hardhat and straight become blurred when one just tries to find the lifestyle that suits him best. Puts the drug question in perspective as it relates to adults and the total society." (contemporary synopsis of this cinema-verite-style film) A film by Hubert Smith. Photography: Neil Reichline.... ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Psychology, Substance abuse: Drugs, Hippies
Three short dramatic, open-ended situations designed to provoke discussion in alcohol education programs. Includes "The Party," in which a new boy wants to make friends and offers his house for a party while his parents are away; "The Mother," in which an intoxicated mother picks up her daughter and a friend at a shopping mall and then embarrasses the daughter in front of a boy; and "The Ride," in which younger students are offered drinks by older friends and then... ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Substance abuse: Alcohol, Teenagers: 1970s, Substance abuse: Drugs
Traces the history of opium and how it has led to the present day usage of heroin. Examines the methods and procedures of organized crime in transporting the drug to the United States and its toll on the streets of America. Includes methods of combatting the problem and interviews with addicts who discuss their compulsion for drugs. Narrator: Paul Newman. Directors: Charles E. Francis, William Templeton. Producer: Frank Kavanaugh. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Substance abuse: Drugs, Crime and criminals, Cities: U.S.
Produced for police orientation and training, this film presents drug addiction not simply as a crime but as a deepseated social problem. With dramatized sequences of addicts in shooting galleries and excellent footage of pre-renewal downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood now lost. Produced and directed by renowned filmmakers Denis and Terry Sanders, who wrote this film with Jay Sandrich. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Substance abuse: Drugs, California: Los Angeles, Crime and criminals